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with the news edge at 11:00. >> major developments in a cia sex scandal in an agency in which keeping secrets is next to impossible, it appears in officials had no idea david petraeus was ago an fair until shortly before you heard about it -- an affair until shortly before you heard about it. now the investigation is moving forward. the charlotte reporter said the fbi entered the mistress' home tonight to remove boxes. will thomas is here to explain how the personal relationship between a target of the fbi investigation. >> we're at the point now where lawmakers are asking questions abou the security of classified information that could have fallen into the hands of a mistress and general petraeus was supposed to testify this week about the benghazi attack. now what? let me begin with how this all started. first the mistress of general petraeus paula broadwell is accused of sending harassing e- mails to jill kelley. she was a friend of petraeus who may have been viewed as getting a little too close to him. kelley reported the e-mails to he fbi. that's when agents discovered the affair between
the higher taxes. >>> the sex scandal that led to the resignation of the cia director david petraeus expanded in a big way. a second top general is involved and this is the woman at the center of the scandal, petraeus biographer and one- time mistress paula broadwell. we have a closer look now at how the scandal is playing out from fox's craig bosswell. the white house said that president obama believes general john allen can continue to command the u.s. forces in afghanistan, even though allen is now allegedly part of the sex scandal involving general david petraeus. >> he has faith in general allen, believes he's doing and has done an excellent job, and i would rephrase to the pentagon for the process in regards to general allen. >> reporter: the pentagon is investigating the communications with kelly, the woman who triggered the fine investigation that uncovered the affair between new former cia director david petraeus and paula broadwell. >> general allen is entitled to due process in this matter. >> reporter: the investigation centers around 20 to 30,000 pages of communications between a
reporters, that quickly disappeared in the wake of a spiraling sex scandal that took down the cia director david petraeus. >> i have no evidence at this point from what i have seen that classified information was disclosed in any way that would have had a neckative impact on the national security. >> reporter: the scandal embroiled afghanistan commander general john allen. when asked if the fbi should have revealed the investigation to him in the country prior to the election, the president withheld judgement. >> it's possible had we been told, you would be sitting here asking me a question why were you interfering in a criminal investigation. >> reporter: on the fiscal cliff the country faces at the end of the year, the president insisted he would not extend cuts for well -- for the wealthy and demanded that middle class tax cuts get extended now. >> i am confident folks in both parties can make that happen. what i'm not going to do is to extend bush tax cuts for the wealthiest 2% we can't afford and, according to economists, we'll have the least positive impact on our economy. >> reporte
and their families tried to scram el bend jump off. 17 were hurt including 10 in critical condition. >>> former cia director david petraeus will appear before congress today for the first time since he resigned over revelations of an extramarital affair. today's hearing will only focus on matters related to the u.s. consulate attack in libya that killed a u.s. ambassador and three others. we're also learning that the acting director of the cia, michael morel, is ordering an internal probe of the sex scandal. >>> now to the middle east, where fighting he is clast between israel and hamas. 500 rockets have been fired on israel in the last couple of days. -- where fighting escalates. israel has launched 150 air strikes against the palestinian militants since wednesday but held off for three hours early today because evening magazine incident's prime minister visited gaza. he says he is witnessing a disaster. egypt is trying to play a mediating role. >>> we are on traffic watch in virginia this morning where the 495 express lanes are set to open. tomorrow is the big day and fox 5's sherry ly is live in
down as the cia director, david petraeus is testifying behind closed doors on friday before the intelligence committee and is expected to lay out the timeline and is not expected, brian, to discuss the affair with biographer paula broadwell, which is the center of an fbi investigation. >> and is the attack going to be tied to the scandal? >> and that question now is how did paula broadwell obtain what they believe to be classified information on ben ghazi on the old computer that the fbi searchd the other night. it's important to remember that paula broadwell had a security clearance of her own, but at this point, it's unclear as to whether or not this was attained by broadwell herself or provided to her by petraeus. >>> new information, the identity of the fbi agent who saw the e-mails between broadwell and joe kelly has been revealed and frederick humphreys, it's believed, he reported to the supervisors that led to the investigation that uncovered the affair. >>> president obama said that new yorkers will rebound. the president made the first trip to some of the hardest-hi
of extremists. indicating even though it was clearly evidence of the cia there was a pattern involved. >> and lawmakers have a lot of questions, including who was behind the attack and how they got into the facility. >>> a potomac man imprisoned in cuba for three years is suing the u.s. government and serving a 15-year prison sentence and working to provide the internet service to the jewish community. he claims the company development alternatives and the u.s. government did not adequately train or disclose the risks he was taking by doing the work. >>> a call for change in the statute of limitations on sex crimes in the district. that is after dna evidence alleged two rapists can't be prosecuted because of the law. one man was arrested last week for the rape of a woman in 1999. the charges were dropped. paul wagner has the details. paul. >> reporter: in the last five months, investigators identified two cases which dna linked the suspect to a rape. only to close the file because of a statute of limitations. in the most recent case, the woman was told dna identified her attacker but
: investigators are looking for a burgundy or red four door vehicle. >>> former cia director david petraeus has agreed to testify before a house intelligence committee on the deadly benghazi attack. he appeared reluctant to testify before congress but pressure made him change in mind. he will testify on friday. today, paula broadwell has had her security clears suspended. jill kelley is the other woman involved in this story. she is the one who called the fbi. kelley and her husband had a close relationship with the petraeus and that the kelleys are in maiming otherdebt owing more than $2 million on a building they own. >>> the president held his first conference after his election. sex scandal, secret documents and a new secretary of state. >> if the president was expecting a new honeymoon with reporters, that quickly disappeared in the wake of the sex scandal that took down cia director david petraeus. >> i have no evidence from what i have seen that classified information was disclosed that in any way would have had a negative impact on our national security. >> reporter: the scandal has now
. >>> our big story, three days after e-cia director david petraeus resigned following his admitted affair with his buying on ferreira, more questions arrived. >> congress is demanding answers wondering why they weren't told sooner. melanie alnwick has the latest on this story. >> reporter: tuesday, while all of america was focused on the election, behind the scenes, cia director david petraeus is being advised to resign as his affair was about to become very public and now members of congress are asking questions about the timing. david petraeus and paula broadwell first met in the spring of 2006. four years later, a dissertation written by broadwell about the four-star general developed into something much more. >> i had been working on this project as my dissertation and when he went to afghanistan in the summer of 2010, i decided it turn it into a book. i shot him an e-mail and said i'm going to go for it. i showed up in afghanistan. >> reporter: the fbi discovered at fair between petraeus and broadwell while the agency was investigating harassing e-mails allegedly sent by broadwell to
out continues from the resignation of ex-cia director david patraeus. he was shocked to learn his former buyographer and mistress she may have viewed as a romantic viral. what's the latest? >> reporter: we can't tell you where paula is. reports did have her placed here in washington in advance of what was to be a 40th birthday party which has been canceled by her husband in north carolina. fox 5 went to the home of paula's brother in northwest dc today where neighbors told us they believe they have seen her recently. a man who appeared to be her brother asked us to leave the property when we asked if she was there. he walked away and did not answer. congress appears ready to start questioning about resignation and relationship with the married mother of two. a 35 year veteran of the cia told us today he views the scandal as a potential security threat. he is now the director of the spy museum. >> whether it's the director or a case officer or analyst, if there is something in their life that is elicit, illegal and that would be -- they would not want to have exposed, it opens them
scandal that led to cia director david petraeus' resignation is now widening. fox news cameras spotted petraeus' alleged mistress paula broadwell in d.c. today. her brother lives in northwest. meantime a second top general now involved in the investigation. fox 5 will thomas here with a closer look. >> the american commander in afghanistan general john allen is now facing an internal investigation for his communications with the woman at the heart of the dave petraeus controversy. here's where things stand. we'll begin with connecting some of the dots. tampa resident jill kelley acted as a volunteer social liaison with the air force base there. she contacted the fbi about anonymous so-called threatening e-mails. the fbi traced the e-mails to paula broadwell, the woman who wrote a biography on general david petraeus. the fbi discovered the two had an affair and petraeus resigned as cia director last friday. now another four star general is being dragged into the sex scandal. general john allen, the man running the war in afghanistan, is being investigated for what may have been potentia
, former cia director general david petraeus testified before boat the house and senate intelligence -- both the house and senate intelligence committees today about the consulate attack in benghazi, libya. petraeus testified he mentioned terrorist elements during a briefing to lawmakers days after the attack, something committee chairman peter king says he doesn't recall. >> the talking points were much more specific about al-qaeda involvement and yesterday it said indications of extremists. it said indicate even though it was clearly evidence to the cia thatwas al-qaeda involvement. >> lawmakers on capitol hill say they still have a lot of questions including who was behind the attack and how they got inside the compound. >>> a potomac man imprisoned in cuba three years is suing the u.s. government and his former employer. alan gross is serving a 15 year sentence for spying. he was arrested on his fifth tribble to cuba working to provide internet -- fifth trip to cuba working to provide internet service to the jewish community. he says the government did not adequately train him or
with. >> former cia director david petraeus will appear before congress tomorrow for the first time since he resigned over revelations of an extramarital affair. we're told the hearing will focus only on matters related to the september 11th raid in libya. >>> new details now in the david petraeus sex scandal. we now know the identity of the fbi agent who first saw the e- mail exchanges between petraeus' mistress paula broadwell and tampa socialite jill kelley. his name is frederick humphries. he alerted his superiors about the e-mails which then led to the investigation that uncovered the affair. >>> let's take it outside now, plenty of clouds today, kept the temperatures pretty cool. here's live look outside tonight from northwest d.c. will the sunshine break through tomorrow? let's check in with sue palka and find out. >> i think we will have a nice sunny end to our workweek, but we have clouds hanging around tonight and down toward the northern neck and lower southern maryland we're actually seeing maybe some indication of light rain with sleet. you can see it here, a lot of clo
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